5. Dating via Twitter and Facebook will skyrocket. Where we fall for a mate will continue to evolve just as much as whom we fall for and what we want. Don't be surprised to start hearing, Oh, we met on Twitter could be one. I found him amidst a 4Square swarm one summer night, could be another.
YourTango expert Julie Spira concurs, "Both singles and couples in existing relationships are super busy, often working harder with a smaller paycheck. Time is a luxury. As a result, you will see more relationships forming as a result of Twitter and Facebook, and yes, we will watch them break up in real time with their status updates. Dates will be made via text messages instead of phone calls and breakups won't happen face-to-face. Long-distance love will continue to grow. Skype dates and using your webcam to keep your relationship exciting with your beau while he is away will be on the rise."
6. Mobile dating will reach the mainstream. "I think 2011 will be the breakout year for mobile-based online dating," says Dan Abelon, co-founder and president of SpeedDate.com. "We are already seeing about 30 percent of all new SpeedDate users coming from our iPhone or iPad applications and that number keeps increasing each month. As more and more singles turn to their mobile devices for meeting others, the face of online dating will continue to evolve including the way love connections are made. The greatest difference of course is speed and convenience, and faster mobile services will no doubt ensure that real-time dating remains possible even while on the go."